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WN 737 Diverts To SBN  
User currently offlineVanguard737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 683 posts, RR: 4
Posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2777 times:

Hey y'all,

My brother, who lives in South Bend, Indiana, told me today that a Southwest flight diverted to South Bend Regional Airport (SBN) early this evening en route from Raleigh/Duram (RDU) to Chicago Midway (MDW). Apparently according to local news the flight-deck was filling with smoke and the pilots reported they needed to land immediately and that their eyes were stinging and irritated. Southwest apparently flew another 737 into SBN to ferry the stranded passengers (whom had to wait aboard their original aircraft until a storm passed as SBN does not have jetway capabilities) to Midway, a 20 minute flight from SBN. An interesting note is that one passenger was actually destined for SBN, planning to connect to Chicago Express/ATA Connection at Midway! The authorities allowed him to deplane and go home, rather than having to fly to Midway. Pretty interesting story, ay!?


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User currently offlineSwadispatcher From United States of America, joined May 2004, 427 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2736 times:

I was waiting to see how long it would take before we got posted onto Airliners.net..  Smile

The story that Vanguard told is 99% true.. I was at work tonight and from my understanding there was a smell of smoke both in the cockpit and cabin.. and as a precaution they landed at the nearest suitable airport.. They were over FWA at the time.

We did ferry another aircraft out from MDW, but we had to wait for severe storms to move through before we could transfer the Customers to the other aircraft. And yes, there was a guy who was destined for SBN.. we let him hop off there with his bag.. I wonder if he'll get a refund on his ticket with C8 ??



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User currently offlineWmupilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1473 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2729 times:

Correct me if I am wrong, but I could have sworn that SBN has/had jetways. I didn't pay much attention last time I was there, but I could swear they had at least 1 jetway.

I doubt ATA will give him a refund. He chose not to fly the route. He'll prolly just get a credit and use it towards the purchase of his next ticket.



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User currently offlineVanguard737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 683 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2712 times:

WMUPILOT:

Yes, SBN does have ONE jetway, but I didn't bother saying so because I thought it would take too long to explain clearly why it is of no use when you have at least two 737's...so obviously the passengers would get rained on either deplaning or boarding the other jet, depending on which one is at the jetway Smile/happy/getting dizzy (see my drift?) And BTW the jetway is at C-12.

Adios



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User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2614 times:

SBN has at least three jetways...DeltaConnection, USAirways express and Northwest use jetways..i believe there are 2 in the "A concourse" and 1 in the "b concourse."


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User currently offlineWidget1580 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 345 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2392 times:

South Bend has no B concourse. A and C. US Airways Express never even uses the jetway it uses the tarmac door, Delta uses it for one of their overnight flights, and I believe Northwest Airlink uses theirs.


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User currently offlineUA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2357 times:

HOW MANY PEOPLE GOT IT?????? I think there are like 3 topics already on this.

UA777222



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User currently offlineSyncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 2033 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2235 times:
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I didn't...but to clear it up...


"SBN does not have jetway capabilities"

SBN has actually 4 jetways

-3 in the A concourse (NW, US, and an unused one)
-1 in the C concourse (DL)


User currently offlineRamerinianair From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1486 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 2125 times:

So, even if there was just one jetway, this still could of gotten done. The smoking cockpit A/C could pull up to the jetway and let the passengers off into the terminal. Then the A/C could be pushed out. The new or ferried 737 could then pull up to the jetway and have the passengers reloaded.
It is worth the convienance of the passengers in my opinion!
SR



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